On July 29th, 2023, the vibrant campus of STEMland welcomed esteemed faculty members from diverse disciplines and various states across India. The purpose of their visit was to attend a faculty training program aimed at equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement the UGC structure of the Gurudakshita program. Dr.Sanjeev, the founder of STEMland, warmly received the group and initiated the day with an engaging presentation on the B.Voc program and the Mathegramming Academy.
Sanjeev has been at the forefront of transforming the landscape of education at STEMland. His passion for bridging the gap between theoretical learning and practical application led to the inception of the B.Voc program. This program blends vocational education with traditional academic courses, providing students with industry-relevant skills and knowledge. The success of this initiative has been recognized not only in India but also globally.
The Mathegramming Academy is one of the cornerstones of STEMland’s innovative scaling program. This pioneering initiative aims to combine mathematics and computer programming, enabling students to leverage computational thinking in solving real-world challenges. The Academy’s approach has garnered praise for its effectiveness in nurturing critical thinking skills and enhancing problem-solving abilities among students.
The visiting faculty members were from diverse academic backgrounds, representing disciplines such as Management, French, Botany, Philosophy, History, and Chemistry. Each of them hails from different states in India, including Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Kerala. With a range of experiences and expertise, they brought a unique perspective to the table.
The age range of the faculty members was between 35 to 45, a group known for its dynamic energy, professional experience, and open-mindedness to embrace new educational approaches.
Sanjeev’s presentation on the B.Voc program and Mathegramming Academy set the stage for the faculty training program. The focus was on enriching the visiting faculty members’ understanding of the UGC structure of the Gurudakshita program and providing them with the tools needed to implement it effectively in their respective disciplines.
The UGC structure of the Gurudakshita program emphasizes interdisciplinary learning, promoting collaboration across different academic domains. It encourages students to take up challenging projects that address real-world issues, enabling them to become critical thinkers and responsible global citizens.
During the training program, the faculty members participated in hands-on sessions and discussions. They actively shared their experiences, challenges, and aspirations, fostering a vibrant exchange of ideas. This collaborative atmosphere laid the foundation for building a strong network of educators committed to transformative education.
After the training sessions, the faculty members were given a tour of the STEMland campus. They witnessed the implementation of the innovative curriculum, where classrooms were transformed into hubs of creativity and inquiry. The spirit of exploration and curiosity was evident as students worked on various projects and engaged in cross-disciplinary activities.
They were inspired by the institution’s commitment to providing students with a holistic and cutting-edge education. The experience motivated them to explore new pedagogical approaches and integrate real-world applications into their teaching methods.
The day concluded with a sense of optimism and excitement. insights gained at STEMland, they are bound to catalyze a positive change in the lives of their students and the broader community.
In conclusion, the faculty visit to STEMland served as the power of collaboration, innovation, and passion in shaping the future of education.